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This program provides a unique opportunity for adults to learn
Chinese language and culture. Courses focus on basic Chinese
vocabulary and simple daily life conversations. Students build their
Chinese language skills via interesting class activities. Chinese cul-
ture is explored in the classroom using Chinese character writing,
calligraphy, food and mannerisms. It is a fun and rich learning
experience for all adults. Instructor: Mr. Yanbing Wang.
Elementary Chinese
Time: Tuesdays, 8:30 am - 10:00 am or 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: January 27 through April 14
Place: Adams Hall, room 216
Cost: $99 per person*
Business Chinese
Time: Thursdays, 8:30 am-10:00 am or 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Date: January 29 through April 16
Place: Adams Hall, room 216
Cost: $99 per person*
*Textbooks for each class is an additional cost of approximately
$20. Information on ordering the text will be available upon regis-
For more information and online registration,
go to
or call 334--983-0005
Continuing Education Center
Spring 2015
Personal Development
Community Band
Sponsored by Troy University
Participants will have the opportunity to perform marches, light
concert selections and novelty tunes in a community band setting.
A concert will be performed at the end. The course is open to any-
one who has his/her own instrument. No audition is necessary.
For more information send an email to
Mondays, January 12 - April 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northside Methodist Academy
Chinese Classes
Teacher Workshops
These courses fulfill the need for teachers to earn PLU hours.
The Art Of Integrating Science In Children’s Literature
Taught by Dr. JeeHae Lee
Science is often taught during Reading. How can we combine reading and sci-
ence and make it engaging? Pre-service/in-service teachers will learn the art of
integrating science in reading. Using storytelling books, participants will
engage in hands-on science experiments. A free CD of science PowerPoint/
SmartBoard programs will be provided for everyone!
EDU 129 ; .7 CEU (7 PLUs), Fee: $55
Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Understanding Why Children Behave As They Do: A Different Approach
to Classroom Management
Taught by Dr. Elizabeth Fell
This workshop will provide an insight into the reasons for children’s (Pre-K-
12) behavior. The effects of organization and management will be examined.
Common approaches, behavior modification, prevention, and intervention
techniques will be discussed and tied to the “why” of children’s behaviors.
The characteristics of an effective teacher and their relationship to a positive
environment will be presented to help educators and childcare providers better
meet individual needs of children.
EDU127; .6 CEU (6 PLUs), Fee: $45
Saturday, February 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Preparing for “Teaching Reading” Praxis
Taught by Dr. Cynthia Hicks and Pamela Wimbish
This workshop will help prepare those who will be taking the “Teaching
Reading” Praxis. Included in the workshop will be a review of literacy com-
ponents, literacy terminology, teaching strategies, interventions, and assess-
ments. Practice questions will be answered and discussed. Class will meet in
Adams 112.
EDU 133; .6 CEU (6 PLUs), Fee: $45
Friday, February 13, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Teachers Self-Defense Program
Taught by Dr. JeeHae Lee
This short course is designed to teach teachers the art of self-defense so that
they can protect themselves, their students, and their school from various
forms of danger. You will learn how to defend against intruders with firearms
or knives, how to handle trouble students or school fights, how to handle pres-
sure, and how to keep calm and think in a highly dangerous or threatening sit-
uation. A signed release form is required from each participant.
EDU 132; .3 CEU (3 PLUs), Fee: $35
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
De-Mystifying Phonics
Taught by JoAnn McFarland
This session provides the pre-service teacher, in-service teacher, or interested
parents with a workable knowledge of the sound-letter relationships of the
English language, also known as phonics. A test of phonics knowledge may be
given and used to complete the phonics requirement for RED 4481.
EDU 126; .6 CEU (6 PLUs), Fee: $45
Friday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Spanish
In this introductory course you will learn to communicate in
Spanish and learn the cultures of Spanish speakers. The
format will emphasize a useful, conversational approach
with lots of practice in dialogue to reinforce the language.
Use of grammar will be related to aid understanding.
Course ID: CE012; CEU: 1.2
Date: Thursdays, January 15 through February 19
Time: 6:00 until 8:00 pm
Location: Dothan Campus, Adams Hall
Cost: $99 per person (book not required)